JET Transit Drivers Compete in State Truck Driving Championships

2013 IMTA Driving Championships                   Rich Mehling (left) and Mark King (right) earn awards at the IMTA Driving Championships JET Transit had seven drivers compete in the annual Indiana Motor Truck Association's Truck Driving Championships recently held in Indianapolis. JASPER is pleased to announce that we had two drivers earn awards. Rich Mehling placed second in the 4-Axle Class and Mark King earned the Rookie of the Year award. The event consists of a written exam, pre-trip inspection and six road course events. The score of each event is added to come up with a total score used to determine the champion in each of eight different classes, as well as a team championship. JET Transit drivers also participating in this year's IMTA competition were: Wayne Beavin in the 5-Axle division, Ron Tobin in the Flatbed division, Brian Kuhs in the Sleeper division, Denny Schepers in the Straight Truck division and Bob Pickett in the Tanker division. Congratulations to all seven drivers who competed and for a job well done.

Automotive Trivia

the-friddle2 friddle-t-shirt Friddle: What is the fourth stroke on a four-stroke internal combustion engine? Check our blog next Friday for the answer and another Friddle. Last Week’s Friddle: Which U.S. automaker was formed as a result of the 1954 merger between the Nash-Kelvinator Corporation and the Hudson Motor Company? Last Week’s Friddle Answer: AMC Last Week’s Friddle Contest Winner: Bobby S. Jr.

New e-Commerce Portal Coming Soon

Users of JASPER's e-Commerce Portal will see some exciting changes to their online accounts in the near future. The new My Jasper Account Guide will be reorganized and easier to use. There will be no banners or clutter - just easy to understand icons and several new features:
  • Easier set-up, sign-in and administration of pricing and purchasing
  • Ability to notify JASPER that your core is ready and informs scheduling
  • Capability to start a warranty case and receive preliminary diagnostics to perform
  • Purchase history and accounting information (invoices and credit memos can be viewed and printed)
  • Monthly statements
  • Ability to customize how you would like to receive your account billing information, mail, fax or e-mail (invoice and statement preferences can be edited)
  • Access to the JASPER Newsletter, Product Spotlights and Updates
  • Access to the JASPER "Blog"
  • Contact info for individual Sales Representatives will display for the customer
  • Easier to find Co-op Advertising information
If you can't find what you're looking for, then use the new search feature...simply type in what you want; the site will give you the options. It's coming in August.

Automotive Trivia

the-friddle2 friddle-t-shirt Friddle: Which U.S. automaker was formed as a result of the 1954 merger between the Nash-Kelvinator Corporation and the Hudson Motor Company? Check our blog next Friday for the answer and another Friddle. Last Week’s Friddle: The 300ZX is the predecessor to which Japanese sports car? Last Week’s Friddle Answer: Nissan 350Z Last Week’s Friddle Contest Winner: No Winner

Automotive Trivia

the-friddle2 friddle-t-shirt Friddle: The 300ZX is the predecessor to which Japanese sports car? Check our blog next Friday for the answer and another Friddle. Last Week’s Friddle: What is the second stroke on a four-stroke internal combustion engine? Last Week’s Friddle Answer: Compression Last Week’s Friddle Contest Winner: Abdul I.

Making Tracks Across America in a '56...

'56 Chevy 210 Del Ray Frank LaVenia stopped by the factory for a visit in his '56 Chevy 210 Del Ray. Frank purchased his Chevy's replacement 350 cid engine and TH350 transmission from JASPER 17 years ago. Over the years Frank has traveled nearly 140,000 miles on this drivetrain, touring through all continuous 48 states, twice! He says that he will complete his third round trip, yet this year. Safe travels Frank!

The JASPER Rolling Showcase Visits the Heartland...

2013 Heartland Nationals, IA The JASPER Rolling Showcase rolled out earlier this week for its third show of the season. Today and throughout this weekend you’ll find us at the Goodguys 22nd Heartland Nationals in Des Moines, IA.
This year’s show features over 4,000 hot rods, customs, classics, muscle cars and trucks through ’72. There are many vendor and manufacturer exhibits, an auto cross, swap meet, live music, free entertainment for the kids and a fireworks extravaganza on Saturday night at approximately 9:30pm. Stop by the JASPER exhibit and check out our many product displays, informative videos and on-line pricing. If you have any questions about our products, or reviving your ride, feel free to ask one of our friendly representatives. Have a safe and enjoyable holiday weekend!

Automotive Trivia

the-friddle2 friddle-t-shirt Friddle: What is the second stroke on a four-stroke internal combustion engine? Check our blog next Friday for the answer and another Friddle. Last Week’s Friddle: Which German automotive brand used the slogan "The Ultimate Driving Machine"? Last Week’s Friddle Answer: BMW Last Week’s Friddle Contest Winner: John H.

Double Win Weekend in Racing

JASPER 4-Speed Transmission and Differential in the Winning Cars of the NASCAR Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series Races Respectively It was a double win this past weekend for JASPER Race Products as Martin Truex, Jr. and AJ Allmendinger won the NASCAR Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series events respectively. A recap of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers running JASPER Race Products is as follows: 1st        Martin Truex, Jr. (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission) 5th        Clint Bowyer (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission) 11th      Joey Logano (JASPER Differential) 13th      Brian Vickers (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission) 19th      Matt Kenseth (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission) 21st      Brad Keselowski (JASPER Differential) 23rd      Denny Hamlin (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission) 35th      Kyle Busch (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission) Five drivers running JASPER Race Products are in the Chase standings. Clint Bowyer is 3rd, Matt Kenseth is 5th, Kyle Busch is 8th, Brad Keselowski is 9th and Martin Truex, Jr. is 10th. Five drivers ran JASPER Race Products in Saturday's Johnsonville Sausage 200 Presented by Menards Nationwide Series race at Road America. AJ Allmendinger won the event running a JASPER Differential. The following is a recap of drivers running JASPER Race Products in this weekend's NASCAR Nationwide Series event: 1st        AJ Allmendinger (JASPER Differential) 4th       Owen Kelly (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission) 5th       Sam Hornish, Jr. (JASPER Differential) 6th       Brian Vickers (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission) 34th     Michael McDowell (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)

Automotive Trivia

the-friddle2 friddle-t-shirt Friddle: Which German automotive brand used the slogan "The Ultimate Driving Machine"? Check our blog next Friday for the answer and another Friddle. Last Week’s Friddle: Which U.S. automaker uses the slogan “We are Professional Grade.” in their advertisements? Last Week’s Friddle Answer: GM - (Brand: GMC) Last Week’s Friddle Contest Winner: Matthew T.